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Framework to Evaluate the Sustainability of Agricultural Production Systems

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

ASAE  ANSI/ASABE S629   June  2016

Keywords: Efficiency, Impact, Management, Metric, Sustainability, Risk Management, Best Management Practice

2 Scope

2.1 This Standard is intended to define frameworks for sustainability documentation of all types of farming operations (which includes ranching) typically found around the world.

2.2 The scope of application for this framework includes producers and processors from cradle to farm or factory gate, across the primary dimensions of sustainability (Social Economic, and Environmental) (Figure 1). These boundaries include the processes on which agricultural producers can exert influence or control over.

2.3 The documentation process described by this standard shall exclude the farm residence, except where it is not practical to separate baseline data

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